Between what we've been learning about Nancy Lanza, mother of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, and this ridiculous place we find ourselves with the NRA, where everything but access to guns is to blame for all society ills, the GOP imploding in the face of the fiscal "cliff" and surviving the Mayan apocalypse, I've had time to contemplate the notion of what life would be like if everything fell apart. Seriously, what if those Doomsday Preppers were right and we were just a few bad world events from the world ending as we know it?
Here's the thing: even if they were right about the events, I've really searched my heart on this and I think their outlook is completely wrong. You cannot outgun others. You cannot hoard your way to safety. We simply cannot survive as a species if we believe it's "every man for himself." The only way we can survive is if we develop a community to care for one another. We have to share our resources. What's mine can be yours as well. Because I alone can never save enough food for a lifetime and there will always be someone with a bigger, more powerful gun than mine.
We may have a revolution in our future. But we will not survive it unless we work together and cooperate, something that the NRA and these preppers cannot see past their fear to understand.
ABC's "This Week" -- Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, who's leading a National Rifle Association program that will develop a model security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers; Sarah Brady, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Panel: Newark Mayor Cory Booker; Americans for Tax Reform President and NRA board member Grover Norquist; political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; and WashingtonPost.com columnist and Editor and Publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel.
NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Round table: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), former Democratic congressman Harold Ford, Jr., and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd.
CBS' "Face the Nation" -- David Keene, NRA president; Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; actor Ben Affleck.
MSNBC's "UP with Chris Hayes" -- Former Governor James Florio (D-NJ), Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University; Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta, GA); Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Philadelpha, PA); Dylan Glenn, Senior Vice President of Guggenheim Advisors and former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Heidi Moore, Finance and Economics Editor for The Guardian newspaper; Kevin Alexander Gray, Contributing Editor to Black News and Contributing Writer to CounterPunch and Black Agenda Report; Maya Wiley, Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion; Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Rebecca Peters, international arms control advocate who led the campaign to reform Australia’s gun laws after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- guest list not released.
CNN's "State of the Union" -- Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Reps. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., and Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio; Hutchinson. Panel: USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein, and Time's Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Economists Glenn Hubbard and Peter Orszag, commentators Zanny Minton Beddoes and Chrystia Freeland.
CNN's Reliable Sources -- CNN's Tom Foreman, PBS NewsHour's former media correspondent Terence Smith; Former correspondent for NBC News Fred Francis, Editor-in-chief of Daily-Download.com Lauren Ashburn and George Washington University's Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steve Roberts; CNN's National Security analyst and author of Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad Peter Bergen and New York magazine's film critic David Edelstein.
"Fox News Sunday" _ Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D. Founder and Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church Rick Warren. Panel: Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard/Fox News Contributor; Kirsten Powers, Daily Beast Columnist, Fox News Contributor; Laura Ingraham, The Laura Ingraham Show / Fox News Contributor; Juan Williams, Fox News Contributor.
So what's catching your eye this morning?